Joseph Schillinger was a man before his time. He was a musician, a scholar, and an innovator. His life was a mere 47 years but the body of work he completed was enough to fill three lifetimes. He developed the Schillinger System of Musical Composition.
Joseph Schillinger (born Kharkiv, Russia, 31 Aug. 1895, died New York, 23 March 1943) was a theorist, composer
Electronic Music Pioneer
Schillinger was also associated with Henry Cowell, Nicholas Slonimsky, and Leon Theremin and the use of the “Rhythmicon”, an electronic rhythm machine invented by Theremin and Cowell. Schillinger’s own works incorporated the use of the theremin within traditional orchestrations. He also composed the first piece for the Theremin, the First Airphonic Suite, which was performed by Leon Theremin with the Cleveland Orchestra.
Schillinger Society 2005
The Practical Schillinger 2008
We teach the Schillinger System at the Practical Schillinger School of Music since 2008. We have opened up infinite possibilities for composers and musicians. Check out the Practical Schillinger and take our free class the Power of Permutations.